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three law enforcement agencies are conducting investigations into one intoo what one individual did last night. a big day at the white house as president obama hosts china's president for a rare news conference and a meeting with american business leaders, including several from the bay area. "mornings on 2" starts now. >> good morning.
i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. a 4-year-old boy from the central valley was taken right out of his grandmother's arms. just in the past 20 minute, jade hernandez got new information. here's more. >> reporter: good morning. the search for this little boy continues this morning. we're live here in san jose because authorities initially believe that the boy could have been driven here. authorities say this man's mother lives in san jose. 27-year-old jose esteban rodriquez is accused of kidnapping 4-year-old juliani c ardenas. rodriquez is considered dangerous. he was last seen wearing c heckered shorts and a beanie.
4-year-old juliani has not been seen since yesterday around 4:0 0. police say he ripped the boy out of his grandmother's arm arms. the mother says the couple broke up in september and rodriquez is mad and hurt just like she is when she heard what he did. >> i just -- i didn't want to hear it. i don't know what happened. i just want him back! >> reporter: now, rodriquez was last seen driving a silver toyota corolla with the california license plate number 6 hbw 445, with oversized, all
black tires. here's the distinguishing item -- the last rear wheel is a spare tire. julie ani is not -- juliani is not a car seat. call 209-552-2472 if you see these two. reporting live in san jose, jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. a routine traffic stop last night ended in a deadly police shooting in san pablo. officials say a police officer was forced to shoot during a scuffle with the suspect. kraig debro is there at th scene and has the very latest on what happened. good morning, kraig. >> reporter: good morning, k raig. i've also learned that the officer involved in the shooting is a veteran of the force he's been on for more than five years. according to lieutenant c reekmore, he's been involved indirectly in other o fficer- involved shootings in the last few years. this happened between the
casino and hospital. it was a routine traffic stop. the officer pulled over the car near where that silver car is near the gas station. when he pulled over the car, one of the gentleman got out of the car. the officer asked the person to stop. he didn't. he ran around the gas station with the backpack. the officer told him to stop. then the man throws away the backpack. when he gets to the hedge, he jumps over the hedges. now, before or right after he jumped er the mentales, he was tased. the two -- over the hedges, he was tased. >> at that point, the officer observed the suspect had a handgun in his waistband. the officer ordered the suspect to comply with his orders. >> reporter: police say the orders were not complied with. in fact, the lieutenant told me when the suspect pulled out o f
-- pull thed out his gun, he slapped it away. the suspect died at the scene. police would not give us his name this morning. but he says he's a 33-year-old man from southern california who was up here visiting the f riend -- some friends. the other people in the car are said to be cooperating with law enforcement right now. we don't know of any charges pending against them. the police say there will be three investigations, one by them. bun by the d.a.'s office and one into the -- one by the d.a.'s office and one by the sheriff i 's office. there is another business across the street and i'm going to try to find more people who saw this last night. reporting live in san pablo, kraig debro, ktvu channel 2 n ews. >> okay, kraig. thank you. 7:05. an oakland man is being investigated for animal cruelty investigations after more than two dozen dogs were found locked in crates at his
home. animal control officers went to his home on capistrano drive after getting complaints of noise and foul orders. inside, dog crates were found stacked on each other and 33 d ogs were living in their own waist waste -- own waste. >> some of them were cramped or confined that probably they couldn't walk. >> many of those dogs were just too sick to be saved. others were described as too aggressive. now, the ones that survived, t oe, are living in new homes. officials say the suspect identified as yancy could have more charges timed against h im -- filed against him if it's determined the dogs were used for fighting. 7:06. this morning, san f rancisco- based wells fargo reported fourth quarter profits up $3.4 billion. that's in line with what a nalysts had expected but it t opped revenue forecasts with $
21.5 billion. wells fargo says all segments contributed to earnings as the economy starts to improve. other banks dragged the stock, the industry down, rather, goldman sachs disappointed investors this morning with their report. there is a major development tied to the pipeline disaster in san bruno. today's "chronicle" reports that pg&e faces a march 15th deadline to turn over important documents detailing the s trength. pg&e may have to test or possibly replace some pipeline and that could affect thousands of power lines for -- affect power lines for thousands of customer. the police commission is due to meet tonight to find a replacement for george gascon. he left the chief's position to
become san francisco's new district attorney. the chief is expected to submit three names to ed lee. he will have the final say on appointing chief onappointingg the chief. 7:08. hey, sal, didn't see much fog this morning. is that making the commute any better, you think? >> well, you know, i'm looking here at my maps and we do have problems. i don't think -- in fact, i know that they are most likely not cause by the fog. we have a crash in hayward where it is actually clear. southbound, 8 0 at industrial parkway. so the visibility is good but u nfortunately, people are still getting into crashes. we also have a look here at the
westbound 580 commute. westbound 580, a little bit of traffic coming into the altamont past. once you get into livermore and dunn lin, it's moderate -- dublin, it's moderate. a little bit of slowing in orinda. lafayette looks okay. at the bay bridge toll plaza, it's backed up. but not that deep. there's about an eight to t en- minute wait. not a lot of traffic. so far today is turning out to be a decent day here. let's go to steve. >> thank you, sal. a little pattern change. there's still some fog. sanjose, patchy fog, mainly out towards eastern solano county but the wind has picked up. in fact, sfo in the last half hour, gusts to 0 miles an hour out of the west, something we -- 30 miles an hour out of the w est. something we haven't talked about for a while. that will not give us rain. that will help disperse the
fog. sanjose says calm. if you have a breeze, it's in the upper 40s or 50s. if not, it's in the 30s. napa airport, 39. you can go not too far away and find mild conditions. concord, 49. 41 redwood city, sfo's 49 due to that west wind. yesterday, we had some very warm conditions especially towards santa cruz where it was 71 degrees. that's not the case today but boy, is that a big dome of high pressure. the only thing this is going to do is just send systems down to the east of us. they will clip the sierra n evada. but for us, it's going to be a pattern change from fog it looks like saturday night but more wind to deal with. patchy fog, then, sunny, breezy. there are a few high clouds. they won't last long. the trend is, they wipe it out for us. so a decrease in the fog. but sunshine, coast, bay, i nland. this is a cloud and rain forecast. what i want to show you, this takes us through this afternoon. watch how all of the fog
disappears. this will take us tonight into tomorrow -- well, thursday i don't think we'll see any fog. you can see a little bit in the follow there. by friday, though, watch how this system comes right down out of the north. right into tahoe, there could be some light shower activity. that would be saturday morning. for us it will be a continuation of the wind. the fog looks like it's losing out over the next few days. this evening, clear skies and breezy. 60s for temperatures. some of that fog holds on a little longer. also some 60s but not as warm as yesterday. but still low 60s, mid-60s and the wind now with sunshine will be the two weather words over the next couple of days. tori and dave? >> thank you, steve. with a lot of pomp and circumstance, china's leader just arrived at the white house. why some analysts say this is the most important state visit in decades. also, congresswoman g
welcome back. some local business leaders and two bay area mayors will be at the white house today as president obama hosts the president of china. ktvu's alison burns is live in our washington, d.c. bureau where president hu gin to you has just arrived -- hu jintao has just arrived at the white house. >> reporter: good morning. some analysts are calling this one of the most important state visits in decades as the united states and china try to s trengthen their often strained relationship.
president obama, vice president biden and cue members of president obama's cabinet -- key members of president obama's cabinet are rolling out the red carpet for hu jintao. this will an full day of talks and a lot of ceremony, including a state dinner this evening. president obama has also invited american ceos, including executives from bay area companies, motorola, intel and c y-base as they try to promote american exports. here's what president obama had to say about 45 minutes ago. >> at a time when some doubt the benefits of the cooperation between the united states and china, this visit is also i ntended to demonstrate a simple truth -- we have an enormous stake in each other's success. >> reporter: the two leaders are meeting in the oval office right now. another highlight today is going to be a news conference for the two leaders. president hu rarely takes
questions from reporters. but he will take questions t oday. the mayors from oakland will be at the state dinner tonight, dennis lee and jean quan. alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, alison. house republicans are e xpected to keep their campaign promise today by voting to repeal the healthcare reform l aw. however, that vote will be largely symbolic, because in the u.s. senate the democrats are still the majority and the rye peel is expected to be defeated. also-- repeal is expected to be defeated. president obama says he will veto it if it takes it to his desk. 7:16. we've just learned congresswoman gabrielle giffords will be flown to a rehabilitation clinic in houston on friday for more aggressive treatment for her head wound. in the meantime, her husband is
describing his horrifying ordeal after his wife was shot in to ton. mark kelly says for about 20 minutes, he thought she was d ead. he says he broke down in tears after watching tv news reports that said his wife had been fatally shot. kelly says he then learned she was alive when he called g iffords's mother outside the operating room. he now feels his wife is on the road to to a slow but steady recovery. >> she gets a little bit better each each day. every day i see her, she looks better. as long as she stays on that slope, i'm confident she will make a full rye coverry -- recovery. >> kelly said president obama was the first to call him when he got to the hospital. he thought the president's speech at the memorial was moving and one of the best speeches he had ever heard and thought it was a perfect statement for the time.
7:17. a san francisco man who identified a crime suspect for the police says he is now -- he has now received a disturbing letter from the suspect. jarome said he saw olson trying to set a fire at an apartment building back in november. now he sent jerome cuffy a letter in jail saying, "messed up my wife." >> i'm outraged. i'm concerned for my safety. you know, i don't know what this guy is capable of. he's capable of setting a fire, who knows what he's capable of later on down the line. >> it's still not clear how olson, who is still in jail, got cuffy's information. it's against the law to give such personal information to a defendant. >> we contacted olson's attorney but he wouldn't talk about the case. the judge in the chauncey
bailey murder trial says a t racking device on a car is not a privacy issue. police planted the device on b ey's car because they say he was a suspect. prosecutors want to use evidence to show that bey was parked outside of bailey's house. the judge says he sees little difference between undercover police and computer tracking devices when it comes to t racking a suspect. at a time when california is cutting programs, a new audit shows improper spending and incompetence by workers costs the state more than $ 500 million. the audit is the result of tips to a whistle-blower hotline. one example, it took managers three years to investigate and remove a psychiatrist in the corrections department who was accused of improperly p rescribing medications. in the meantime, the
psychiatrist was paid $600,000, including two merit salary increases. >> what we would like to have seen and i'm sure californians would want to see is that the -- something as serious as this, the investigations take it and give it a high priority. >> this is a very complex, very resource intensive investigation which the department did accomplish within three years as prescribed by state law. >> two caltrans engineers left early to teach classes at local colleges for six weeks but were paid for full days and a general services manager was caught u sing a state car for his daily commute for nine years. 7:20. a man in the central valley hit the jackpot. a $32 million lotto jackpot. 53-year-old jim katouchi was with his family when he picked
up his check. he bought the ticket at a corner store market. he used to work as a grape inspector. his wife, who is a nurse, says she doesn't know whether she will keep working. they say they have no plans to move. at least not right now. >> not right now. there's been another devastating pipeline explosion. this one took place,000 miles away from san bruno and it w as -- 3,000 miles away from san bruno. it was caught on tape. and look at this. snow and freezing rain, still causing big problems today. good morning. northbound 280, san jose some slowing in the south bay. it looks like that commute is beginning to wake up and the way weather straight ahead.
explosion. it was a horrible scene that brought back horrible memories of the explosion in san bruno last september. yesterday's blast killed one person, injured five others and forced the evacuation of dozens of people. the powerful explosion sent a 50-foot fireball in the air and could be felt miles away. the owner of a residential hotel in oakland is due in court tomorrow. richard earle singer is accused of trying to hire an arsonist to burn down the hotel menlo on 13th street so he could collect insurance money. investigators say singer was willing to pay $65,000 to anyone who would gut his hotel. a new study is out that shows side air bags do, indeed,
save drivers as lives in l eft- side car crashes. the insurance institute for highway safety report as driver with a car that's rated good inside -- in side impact crashes is 70% less likely to die in one of those crashes. side impact crashes account for 27% of accident deaths. in pittsburgh, pennsylvania, it's an icy -- ouch. that hurt -- it's a mess there this morning because of overnight snow and freezing r ain. now, the highway crews s aturdayed salting the streets early but there was still a lot of dangerous ice on a lot of roads. in this case, an out-of-control suv smashed right into a house. the driver has -- had only minor injuries. but it was even hard for the
tow truck drivers to haul away that suv. >> what a mess. hopefully nothing quite that dramatic in the bay area. let's check in with sal. yeah, tori and dave, we like it boring for the morning commute. it's not boring, but we do have things we want to talk about. let's take a look at the toll plaza. you will be waiting there for 15 minutes or so, maybe less than that. once you get past the metering lights, it's a decent drive on the way to san francisco. this is san francisco itself. northbound 101 traffic looking pretty good. so does the 280 extension getting to the south of market area. this morning in livermore, westbound 580, not all that bad. we're gonna highlight the route and tell you from grant line road to 6le 80, it's about -- 680, it's about 27 minutes. to hayward city, they've removed the accident, traffic is slow from "a" street to just
past decota road. let's go to steve. we still have some patchy fog. it's cool, warm for others. if you have any wind, it's out of the north. we even see a wind at sfo. the wind picks up, there is a decrease in some fog but there's still some patchy fog, especially out towards the east but overall, it's a pattern change, instead of this cold, foggy pattern, it will be mostly sunny to breezy to windy. napa airport, still 39. yet, 51 san francisco. 42 palo alto, livermore is 49 -- 42. from montstarted off with 44. we'll go 46 and 62. a few high clouds but at least we've dispersed the fog for many locations. north-northeast at fair field, 15. north-northwest, 15, gusting 20, sfo. a pattern change that we
haven't seen. everything continues to drop straight down out of the north. we'll see 30s, 40s and 50s with a few high clouds in the morning. we'll keep fair conditions g oing. everybody in on the 60s, though, instead of these 40s. you lose the fog. upper 50s low 60s and same for parts of the south bay. fog is disappearing but the wind is picking up. but it will be sunny. >> all right, steve. it is 7:27. amber alert signs are still crashing -- flashing all across san francisco in a desperate search. but the child's worst -- what the child's worried mother is saying after concerns grow -- as concerns grow. >> reporter: some people say this new paint job needs to go. we'll tell you about the c olorful controversy when "mornings on 2" continues.
at this hour, the search continues for a kidnapped boy from the central valley. the abduction took place in patterson but the search area includes san jose. ktvu's jade hernandez got reaction from the boy's mother and jade joins us now with this update from san jose. >> reporter: good morning. we've been in contact with this abducted boy's mother all morning. she sent us pictures of the little boy. she's given us a little insight as to why this may have h
appened. 4-year-old julianicardenas was ripped from his grandmother's arms yesterday around 4:00 by the man who is believed to be the biological father. authorities say jose esteban rodriquez kidnapped the boy. he has an extensive criminal record and is considered dangerous. he was last seen wearing c heckered sports -- checkerted shorts and a beanie. >> he's never been like this in the past. this is really out of the ordinary for him. >> reporter: that was juliani's mother, tabatha. she's eight months pregnant with rodriquez' child. rodriquez was last seen wearing
a silver toyota corolla, with the california license plate number 6 hbw 445, with oversized tires and a spire tire at the left rear wheel. electronic message boards across the state are alerting drivers about this abduction. we're live in san jose this morning because jose rodriquez, the suspect in this case, has family here. his father lives here. but this, of course, is a s tatewide amber alert. if you have any information, if you have seen these two call 0 9-552-2472. 209-552-2472. back to you. an investigation continues in the east bay where five bombs were found. authorities are questioning a woman in connection with the bombs. the explosives were found yesterday afternoon at a storage facility in pacheco
along 680. investigators say they were originally there for a drug raid at a unit rented by an u nidentified woman. but once the search started, the focus quickly turned to those -- quickly turred to those pipe bombs. >> they didn't need a warrant. she was in the place with the door open when i went up to talk to her. >> now, the bomb squad was c alled in and four pipe bombs were detonated right there at the scene. the chp closed traffic periodically on interstate 680 during the evening commute just to protect drivers for any possible takers from those explosions. the woman who rented the unit was taken into custody. the bomb squad was called in again as we were telling you. they were -- four pipe bombs were detonated at the scene. now, again, the investigation into this case will continue. now, the city of vallejo is now moving ahead with a g et- out-of bankruptcy plan.
the plan comes more than two and a half years after vallejo filed for bankruptcy. it calls for the city to defer payments of more than $ 50 million in debts until 2013. the plan still has to be a pproved by the city's c redito. the city of berkeley's city council has delayed a vote on the plan to use taxpayer money to pay for sex change operations for city employees. the proposal calls for $20,000 to be set aside every year for gender reassignment surgery. some of the residents argue cit argue on more pressing issues. vote is set for february 14th. the state -- the fate of schools in mount diablo will be debated tonight. the district is considering closing the schools to save $ 1.5 million. glenbrook middle, silverwood elementary, holbrook elementary, rehn avenue and
monty gardens m could be affected. trustees are expected to vote on a plan on february 8th. university of san f rancisco's radio station is demanding answers this morning after its programming abruptly went off air. kusf former spot 90.3 fm was sold by the university but the radio staff said they were not told about the deal until m inutes before their signal went dead. kusf will now only be available online. the station has 200 volunteers and they plan to discuss the matter with school officials tonight. 7:36. well, a decision may be made today about a controversial paint job. it's at a new pizza parlor in san rafael. tara moriarty has been out there all morning long. you are back out there again. show us why people are so upset ter: well, all you have to do is look, dave. here you go. this is a very bright shade of
yellow. a lot of people say hey, it's colorful but others say it's overkill. if you take a look down the street, we're on 4th street, this is historic downtown san rafael. a lot of these facades are brick. it's very historic looking and people say this yellow simply does not fit in, that it's an eyesore. sanrafael has no specific requirements for downtown structures but it turns out that the city's design review board is supposed to approve any big changes to storefronts. so it looks like it will be put to vote but no word yet on whether it will affect the pizza parlor's opening which is slated to open next week. we spoke to one resident who said he thinks the paint job adds spice to the area. i think -- i think it's a g enous. i it. i think it's great. >> reporter: now, just around the corner, up lincoln street,
a restaurant called solsu came under scrutiny with a bright green facade but is not subject to the same code section because it had not been through design review. >> somebody said it would be against the block. they weren't totally against the colors. obviously, they -- we wet opposite and did pretty good as a business. >> reporter: north korea the owner of this brand-new pizza parlor says he wanted the paint to match the color of his brazilian soccer jersey. he got what he want aid lodge with the green trim but it may have to go. the name of the new restaurant is also attracting some attention -- pizza orgasmica. the items on the meant i are a bit too racy to mention. some people say, hey, if the pizza is that good, they wont ent -- they don't mind the name at all. >> getting a lot of attention. it is 7:48. let's check in with sal, see how the commute is going this
early wednesday morning. right now the traffic is busy, in fact it's very busy in san jose. check this out. northbound 280 traffic is going to be slow getting up into the west valley. i've been looking at the chp list here. i don't see any crashes that we know of, anyway, right now approaching this area. there could be something going on. for the most part, i think it's the typical commute on a wednesday getting up into the valley. moving along and taking a look at highway 4, a little bit of -- a little bit of that patchy fog has been moving in now. now, steve and i have been the huntley and brinkley, the snoop and dray of fog. but today we haven't had to talk about it a lot. we'll see what happens. moving on on -- moving along on the westbound bay bridge toll plaza, that's backed up for about 20 minutes.
sunshine for many. there's still some fog. it's not completely gone but it's a sign that looks like we're going into a different pattern. no, it doesn't mean rain. windy in the hills tonight tomorrow and then sunny and m ild. the long-range outlook. the rest of january looks fine. there's no sign of rain in had january. the wind is the source of s ystems driving down the north. we get a few high clouds. north-northeast fairfield, north-northwest santa rosa, west-northwest, sfo, 16. they've had gusts to 30. our observer tom in blossom hill said no clouds, no fog. 49 concord, 42 livermore, 49 napa airport. 50 sonoma county airport. 54 san rafael. 40s for many. low to mid. redwood city is 41. mountain view, that's moffet at
47. the system is sliding on by. all of the active weather is east of the rockies. it will get very, very bitterly cold. for us, that's high pressure in a big day. that means a lot of sunshine. it also means the wind will start to crank up. patchy fog, mostly fair. by that i mean a few high c louds. sunny, breezy. this evening, clear and breezy. we'll have to keep an eye on the north and east bay hills. 60s in the areas that have been stuck in the soup, the fog get to see that soon enough. it will not be as warm along the coast. there's more of a w est- northwest, that's a cooler breeze. five-day forecast, more s unshine, less fog. maybe some higher clouds but no fog as we head to the weekend, tori. 7:41. employees at six flags in vallejo are mourning the death of a beloved elephant.
tazh died monday at the age of 21. she was the oldest elephant in north america that touched many lives. she learned to paint at six flags. her career includes time at circus vargas. the trainers say she was easy going and friendly. they will miss her. the dark side of the housing crisis. what an fbi investigation found in the -- in a bay area auction. and what's meg whitman been up to since losing the g overnor's race? she maresurface at a bay area event.
it appears meg whitman is r esurfacing. the event is limited to 20 young female alumni acore -- according to the club's website. whitman is set to appear at a woman's round table in redwood city. the former ceo will speak from 50 to 100 women executives and entrepreneurs. no media is allowed at either event. we're expecting a big announcement from joe leiberman today. after four terms, the democrat turned independent reportedly will not seek a fifth term in 2012. senator leiberman is expected to make the announcement later today in his hometown of s tanford connecticut. 7:45. grief counselors are at a los angeles high school. that's where two students were wounded by a gun that went off inside of a student's backpack. the 17-year-old who had the gun will reportedly face charges of assault with a deadly weapon.
now, a female classmate who was shot in the head is listed in critical condition this morning. a 15-year-old boy who was shot in the neck, he's listed in fair condition. the fbi is looking for the person who left a bomb along the route of a minged parade in spokane, washington. the backpack was discovered with the explosive device inside on monday. this forced organizers to change the route of the parade. the fbi says the bomb was fully functional and would have been capable of killing many people. later on today, workers at napa state hospital will stage a rally right outside the gates of the psychiatric hospital. they will demand new safety rawls and -- rules and call for more protection after violent attacks. one hospital staff member was
killed. another was the victim -- em -- employees say more needs to be done. in a story you will see only here on channel 2, federal investigators are looking into a dark side of the nation's mortgage crisis. the fbi is investigating whether the unscrupulous investors are inspiring to keep prices low when these are sold at auctions. fbi agents raided the realty office. and the fbi said it will only day it's looking into competitive practices. people at the fruitvale avenue office are not saying anything. >> can you confirm that the fbi was here? >> i can't confirm anything. >> no one in this video of a
public auction last year is accused of anything but auctions like this one could be where people agree -- agree not to bid against each other so they can buy houses at the lowest possible prices and that would be a violation of the sherman antitrust act. uc berkeley is seeing a record number of out of state as well as international applicants for the next fall. the university says out of state applications went up by more than 800 students. international applications went up with a difference of 800 from last year. in all, cal received 53,000 aply cakes for the 2011 -- 2011 fall semester. that's about 2600 more than last year. stanford announced the guest speaker for the -- for upcoming commencement ceremony. it's felipe calderon, mexico's president. president calderon was elected in 2006 to a six-year term as
president. stanford says his commitment to finding solutions to several national and international problems will be particularly meaningful to its graduates. lance armstrong is declining to comment on new dopingal gas stations by "sports i llustrated." the seven-time tour de france champion was repeatedly asked about the report which came out yesterday. he only responded by saying he has nothing to worry about. armstrong is currently in australia competing in the tour down under race. last year, he faced similar allegations after floyd landis accused him of doping. a new study shows that new relationship trends are making it much tougher for young women to find a committed partner. researchers at the university of texas in austin say more and more women entering adulthood are postponing marriage in favor of a career. and because they are choosing u ncommitted sex as an alternative. they are finding out later that the men don't want to go study.
get to 26.7 billion in profits of $ 6 billion. apple stock is up slightly this morning. starting today, you can pay your bill at starbucks with your blackberry or iphone. the coffee stores tested the idea at target stores in several locations including the bay a rea. now, the plan expands to all 6 800 star buck stores nationwide and 1,000 starbucks outlets and target stores across the c ountry. >> you will have to download a free app to your phone and then load the app from your credit card, starbucks says it's now work on a similar app for android phones. some of the giants can buy all of the dofffy -- coffee they want. two big names on the giants roster just resigned -- r e- signed for another season. cody ross signed a one-year, $ 6.3 million de. ross was nailed the mvp. hit several clutch home runs and pitcher jonathan sanchez
will also stay in a giants' uniform last season. he agreed to a one-year $ 4.8 million deal. a former "american idol" contestant appears to have fall on on hard times. alex ham bert sent out a tweet that says he's homeless. the spokesman says he is staying with his sister while looking for a job. the much-anticipated premiere of season 10 of "american idol" is tonight right here on ktvu. hopefuls will go before a new panel of judges, made up of jennifer lopez, steven tyler, who we talked to live yesterday, and randy jackson. the show kicks off at 8:00 p.m. tonight right here on ktvu channel 2. it's gonna be excited. >> yes, it is. let's check in with sal. see what's happening on the
roads. >> right now, traffic is doing pretty well as you drive through most of the bay area. we do have some slow traffic that's typical for example, 280 as you drive the commute traffic is moving along okay and getting up to highway 17. no major problems by the way if you are driving on 17 or 101. also the morning commute looks good if you are driving on 680 southbound heading out towards 24. but there is gonna be some s lowing. we have word from our regular who drive through there. it's always 24 -- it's always this way during this time. 880 north and southbound. that traffic is looking good in both directions and until you get to hayward, you will see some slowing at 92. let's go to steve. sal, some of the tweets coming in. no fog, especially up in glen ellen. leslie says i can see forever. yesterday, it was so thick i couldn't see across the street. a few high clouds. it will be a sunny, mostly sunny day. if you have the tag, it won't
last too long. i mean, most of it is confined off to the east. we will see a little different pattern here. north-northwest, santa rosa. north-northeast fairfield. sanjose, calm. they have a few high clouds. things are improving. in fact, we'll see more s unshine. but also wind as we heard towards thursday and friday. tori and dave? >> thank you, steve. a deadly officer-involved s hooting in san pablo is under investigation this morning. we just talked to some neighborhoods. we'll have more on what they heard coming up in a live r eport. a disturbing rescue.
a big day at the white h ouse. president obama hosts china's president for a rare news conference and also meeting with american business leaders, including top officials from the bay area. the second hour of "mornings on 2" begins right now. good morning. welcome back to "mornings on 2." i'm tori campbell. >> i'm dave clark. at this hour, a search is continuing for a kidnapped little boy from the central valley. abduction happened in patterson but the search includes san j ose. jade hernandez got some reaction from a deputy sheriff
in stanislaus county and is back with an update. >> reporter: the stanislaus county sheriff deputy said they are in a holding pattern. they've received leads but no leads have panned out. no sightings have been in -- have been in. this little boy has not been seen since yesterday around 4:00. he was ripped by his grandmother aarms by taba that you's e x-boyfriend -- tabitha's e x-boyfriend. now, authorities say 27-year- old jose esteban rodriquez kidnapped juliani and is driving with the boy, possibly to the bay area. rodriquez has an extensive criminal record and is c onsidered dangerous. he's about 5'9", 180 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.
>> i want to -- i want to tell him, bring him back. he needs to be with his mom. he needs me. he misses me. he loves me more than he loves jose. he needs to come home. he needs to go to school. you know. how are you gonna take care of him, jose? you don't have that much money. >> reporter: that woman you just heard from is juliani's mother. she's eight months pregnant with rodriquez' child. she said that rodriquez and her broke up in september of last year. she said rodriquez has been distraught ever since. he was last seen driving a silver toyota corolla with license plate number 6 hbw 445, with oversized, all black tires and a spare tire at the left rear wheel. this is a statewide amber alert. i want to bring you out live in san jose because authorities say rodriquez' mother lives here that may be a possible reason why rodriquez would
bring the little boy to the bay area. now, coming up you are gonna hear from authorities this morning. they will have an update for you in this case. reporting live, jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, jade. it's one minute after 8:00. a routine traffic stop last night ended in a deadly police shooting in san pablo. kraig debro has been on the scene all morning and joins us with more on information you just got from police. good morning, kraig. >> reporter: yeah. just got this press reless from police. it may provide a motive everybody. a reason the suspect ran in the first place following what you said was a routine traffic stop. it happened on san pablo road. behind me is the gas station. this is just off 80. the officer pulls over a car with three people in it. it was a 1990 honda. he pulls them over, just going back to check on driver's license. two people in the car jump out of the car. he orders them back in but one of the passengers in the car
takes a backpack out and runs around this gas station running with his backpack. now, following that, the officer gave chase ordering the suspect to stop. the man threw away the backpack. the officer then used his taser before both men fell to the ground, wrestling until the suspect broke free as he started to pull a gun from his w aistband. a witness tells us there was a break in between some of the shots. >> there was a few small short pauses and then we heard a few more shots after that. >> reporter: the suspect died at the scene. according to the police, he was a parolee at large and had an extensive criminal record. police say his gun was load and ready to fire. the two other people in the honda are cooperating with police. the officer is on paid leave. recording live in san pablo, kraig debro, ktvu channel 2 n ews. thank you, kraig. several dogs are recovering after being rescued from some
horrific conditions in the east bay. animal control officers went to the home on capistrano drive after receiving complaints of noise and foul orders. inside, dog crates were stacked on top of each other and 33 dogs were living in their own waste. >> some of them, maybe they were also cramped or confined because they -- probable -- they couldn't walk. >> many of the dogs were too sick to be saved. others were described as too aggressive. the ones that did make it true the ordeal with living in new homes. the owner of the home is facing animal cruelty charges. officials say he could have more charges filed against him if it's determined that any of the dogs were used for fighting. 8:04 -- 8:04. this morning san francisco- based wells far reported fourth quarter profits of $3.4
billion. that's pretty had much what analysts expected. it topped revenue of $ 20 billion. wells fargo says all of the segments of the company contributed as the economy slowly starts to improve. wells fargo's stock is down about 1.5% this morning. american express down 3% right now, that's after american expressed announced consolidation plans that include closing down a service center in north carolina. they will also cut about 500 jobs. american express says the moves are zhu to a drop in service as more people are conducting transactions online and through their mobile devices. 8:05. there is a major new development tied to the pipeline disaster in san bruno. today's "chronicle" reports pg&e face as march 15th deadline to turn over important documents detailing the trek of the its -- the strength of its
gas transmission line. pg&e may have to test or possibly replace some pipelines. that would affect power supplies to thousands of pg&e customers. san francisco is moving closer to appointing a new chief of police. the police commission is scheduled to meet tonight to discuss finding a replacement for george gascon. he left his post earlier this month to sean the -- accept the job of san francisco's city attorney. ed lee will get three names and have the final say on approve -- naming the chief. the municipal transportation agency board was about to consider a fine paying employees who don't pay $80 for a monthly payment. however, the chairman asked for a delay last night. the agency says the issue could come up for discussion in the
next couple of weeks. six minutes after 8:00. we want to check in with sal. this is a pretty tight commute. let's go outside and take a look at with the morning commute. you can see that traffic is going to be very busy. look at this in the south bay. all of the road sensors are red, yellow and 101 is slow. so is 85. we that an accident northbound 85 at 17. we have an accident at 280. one approaching 101. so the south bay is lit up. as we move the maps up to the peninsula, we have an accident on the san mateo bridge westbound 29 just before the toll plaza but when you get over to 101, it will be crowded and then in the livermore valley, westbound 580 is slow. 880 is also slow near 92. live pictures now to the toll plaza. it is backed up for at least a ten-minute wait. no problems on the bridge g etting into the city.
in marin county, we have stop and go traffic coming down from marinwood area, stop and go, slow and go down to the central san rafael exit. let's go to steve. i heard from anna, a tweet up in sebastopol. leslie in glen ellen, an e- mail. michael in cordelia and jenny from benicia. they all say sunny. a couple of them said woohoo! there you go. there's still fog out to the valley. it was brutal for some, especially towards san jose. the wind is cranked up. 40s and 50s. it seems like san rafael has been stuck at 54 most of the morning. the napa airport dipped to 7. livermore's 40. concord is 48. sanjose, 45. some higher clouds. fremont our target forecast started off at 44. we'll go 56 at noon and a high of 62 degrees. some high clouds.
also wind occasionally starting to pick up. gusts to 0 earlier at sfo -- to 30 earlier at sfo. that wouldn't be such a big deal if it wasn't oust of the east. but it was out of the west. the pattern is changing a little bit. a series of systems are driving in to go east of the rockies where all of the active weather is gonna be. so patchy fog, eastern solano, sunny, breezy, in fact, that fog has been chewed up for us and it will continue to get dued up. there could be some light showers up towards the sierra as we head toward the weekend. for us, it means goodbye to the fog, hello sunshine but also the wind, some of the higher elevations -- elevations might have to deal with blustery conditions. sunny, breezy, clear and breezy by this evening. 60s. it looks like coast, bay
inland. north bay, east bay, everyone is on on it. santacruz hit 71. 62 pleasanton, morgan hill to gilroy. redwood city, los gatos, 64. sunny, breezy to windy and it looks like fog burns off. patience plays off for a central valley man who has paid the lot low for 25 years. he hit the jackpot. the 53-year-old man claimed his $32 million prize in fresno yesterday what -- yesterday -- fresno yesterday. he turned in his two-week notice as a grape inspector. his wife, who is a nurse, doesn't know if she will continue to working. the couple has no plans to move at least not yet. >> not yet. >> we'll see. still ahead -- there's a
representatives as president obama welcomes the president of china for a high-profile and high stakes visit. alison burns is live in our washington, d.c. bureau with the latest. good morning, allison. >> reporter: good morning. right now, president obama and chinese president hu gin to are closed-door meetings at the white house. but this state visit began and will end with a lot of public ceremony. this is the south lawn of the white house a few hours ago. president obama announced the two nations have a huge stake. but he also expressed his concern about china's rights record. >> the two leaders will be m
eeting with chinese business executives about increasing trade this afternoon. including the heads of bay area companies, motorola, intel. and two local mayors will be at the, jean quan, and ed lee. we're talking about to mayor quan about her agenda and we'll have that later for you today on ktvu. for now, we're live in washington, d.c., alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. it is 8:14. house republicans are expected to keep a campaign promise today by voting to repeal healthcare reform. but the vote will be largely symbolic because in the senate where -- where democrats still hold the majority, the repeal is expected to be defeated. president obama promised he will veto it. gabrielle giffords will be flown to a texas rehabilitation
clinic on friday. she will have more aggressive treatment for her head wound. in the meantime, her husband is telling us about his horrifying ordeal after his wife was shot in to sop -- tucson. mark kelly said for about 20 minutes, he thought she was d ead. he started crying after hearing tv reports that his wife had been fatally shot. kelly said he then learned she was still alive when he called his mother-in-law standing outside the hospital operating room. he says he now believes his wife is on the road to a slow but steady recovery. >> she's tough. i'm certain she will be back stronger than ever. >> gabby opened her eyes -- >> the congresswoman's husband had a lot of praise for president obama. he said the president's speech
in tucson last week helped a grieving nation cope with this tragedy. a san francisco man who identified a crime suspect for police say he fears for his safety after getting a d isturbing letter from the suspect. jerome cuffy said he witnessed the suspect, john paul, trying to set a fire at an apartment building back in november. now, olsen has sent a letter to cuffy saying in part "you messed up my life." the letter included cuffy's n ame, address and cell phone number. >> i now understand why people don't want to come forward, in instances like this. i mean, god forbid, this was a shooting. >> it's not clear how he got his private information. it's illegal in california to provide such personal information to a defendant. we contacted olson's attorney but he would not discuss the case. the judge in the chauncey bailey murder trial says a t racking device on the suspect's
car is not a privacy issue. police planted the device on yusef bey iv's car because bey was a suspect in a kidnapping investigation. prosecutors want to use evidence from that device to show that bey was parked outside bailey's home just hours before his murder in august 2007. defense attorneys say it v iolated their client's privacy rights. the judge says he sees little dips between undercover officers and computer tracking devices when it comes to following a suspect. 8:18. at a time when california's c utting state programs because of the budget deficit, there is a new audit that shows improper spending and incompetence by workers cost the state $500,000. the audit is a result of tips to a whistle-blower hotline. it here's one example. it said is took managers three years to investigate and remove a psychiatrist in the c orrections department who was accused of inappropriately
prescribing medications. meantime, that psychiatrist was paid $600,000 including two merit salary increases. >> what we would like to see -- what we would like to say, something as serious, that it be given high priority. >> this is a very complex investigation which the department did accomplish within three years as required by state law. >> two calic nears left early to teach classes at local colleges for six weeks but were paid for full days. the huge snowstorm that paralyzed east coast airport cost one airline
money. jetblue reported losing $ 30 million in revenue after canceling 1400 flights. they are based in new york and were not able to get passengers back on flights easily because most planes were full. only 59% of its flights were on time in december compared with almost 80% in november. southwest airlines is matching a fair hike by most of the other major airlines. southwest is increasing fares between $2 and $5 on all one- way tickets. the discount carrier says fuel prices are going up and it has to cover those costs. this is the fourth industrywide price hike in the last four weeks. 8:20. you may have seen this. a lot more e-mail coming to you from retailers in 2010. the typical account holder received 152 e-mail as year from each retail he last year. that's up 16% from the year before. for the second year in a row, friday, was the most popular day for e-mail to be sent out.
and weekends when a lot of us are away from computers, that was the least popular time for businesses to send out e-mails asking four your -- asking for your business, tori. >> i got so many. i started to unsubscribe. it took me about a half an hour. >> wow. 8:2. there's been another devastating pipeline explosion. this one took place 3,000 miles away from san bruno and it was caught on tape. plus -- look at this. you think i had a bad compute? this is unbelievable. hope it wasn't that bad. cars were litter will i sliding off the road this morning.
investigators in philadelphia want to know what caused a deadly gas line explosion. horrible scene. this is philadelphia. utility crews were investigating a gas leak when this explosion rocked an entire neighborhood. this happened yesterday. one person was killed. five others were hurt. and dozens were evacuated. that powerful explosion set a
50-foot fireball in the air. they felt it miles away. 8:24. there were some truly terrifying moments for drivers in pittsburgh, pennsylvania during this morning's commute. several cars lost control on the icy roads. take a look at this one suv. there are no reports of i njuries. crews have been salting s treets -- that guy's going a little too fast -- roads are still pretty darned dangerous out there. >> wow. >> we've seen that. sal -- >> how did they get that get that video of me driving to work? this is the first time in a while we've been able to see the richmond bridge. traffic is moving well. bay bridge is recovering. it's backed up to the middle of
the parking lot there on the going bridge traffic is okay. coming up in the next traffic report, we look at the crowded south bay. let's go to steve. thank you, sir. patchy coastal fog. some fog towards the salinas valley and out to the -- and out to the sacramento valley. it's fog-flee. it's been a while since we've said that. we even had a west wind at sfo. the pattern has changed a little bit. we're getting a north wind systems are clipping us coming down from the north. 40s and 50s. had some upper 30s, too. livermore was 39. they are 40. any breeze means upper 40s. a few high clouds will come by but overall, it looks like no
rain, mostly sunny, breezy, patchy fog but i just mentioned where it is. high clouds, forecasted high. 60 to 68. for some who have been stuck in that fog and some cold conditions for the longest time, things are improving. there's still some fog out towards the delta and sacramento valley. but a decrease in that coverage appears to be on the menu. we'll have sunny, many windy conditions north and east bay hills later on. that will carry us into t hursday. it looks like no rain and a decrease in the fog, dave. 8:27. a desperate search that began yesterday afternoon is still going on at this hour. authorities say they are getting some leads in their search for this missing central valley boy who may be in the bay area. meg whitman appears to be r esurfacing now. the bay area club where she will make her first publy a -- public appearance since tomorrow. ñw?
>> reporter: these are pictures of 4-year-old juliani cardenas. he's 3'6" with black hair, brown eyes, weighing about 40 pounds. he was ripped from his grandmother's arms by a man who believes he's his biological father. the boy's mother told us this morning, he's not. thousand, authorities say -- n ow, authorities say tabitha's e
x, kidnapped the boy. he has family here. he has an extensive criminal record. he's about 5'9", 180 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. rodriquez and tabitha broke up last fall and currently tabitha is eight months pregnant with his child. >> yesterday, he showed up d at -- at my house at 4:00 in the morning. i said you need to leave. my son is asleep. i said what are you doing here? and then he left real quiet. that's really out of the ordinary for him, too. he doesn't really do that. he hasn't been right for the last couple of days. he's been acting real funny. >> reporter: rodriquez was last seen driving a silver toyota corolla, 6 hbw 445, is the license plate number, with o versized, all black tires and a
spare tire at the left rear wheel, we. we're live in san jose because rodriquez's mother lives here and authorities are not sure if he would drive the boy to the bay area. the stanislaus county bay area deputy told us they canvassed patterson where this boy was kidnapped multiple times and will do so again when the fog lifts. there have been sightings of them reported in fresno, r edding, the bay area but none of these sitings have been c on -- sightings have been confirmed. back to you. investigators are looking at more evidence recovered from that east bay storage unit where five pipe bombs were found. the explosives were discovered yesterday afternoon at a storage facility in pacheco along interstate 680. investigators say they were originally there for a drug raid at a unit rented by an u
nidentified woman. but once the search started, the focus quickly turned to the pipe bombs. >> we began a search of the storage unit and we opened you it up and found pipe bombs. at that point, everything was found for the safety sake. >> a bomb squad was culled -- was called in and four pipe bombs were detonated on the scene. chp closed traffic periodically on 680 nearby to protect drivers from any potential dangers from the blast. the woman who rented the unit was taken into custody. the man accused of raping his 80-year-old relative at knifepoint is scheduled to be charged. 44-year-old anthony square faces felony charges included force -- including forcible rape, elder abuse and the charges were filed yesterday. but the victim told police the
attack happened last thursday. the woman is doing as well as can be expected, they say. an arraignment is scheduled for the wheelchair bound man shot by san francisco police. this is cell phone video of the january 4th incident. miss say they shot 55-year-old randall dunkin because they s tabbed an officer who tried to subdue him. he's currently being held in jail on adult with a deadly weapon and other charges. the city of vallejo is now moving ahead with a g et-out-of- bankruptcy plan. the plan comes more than two and a half years after vallejo filed for bankruptcy. it call force the city to defer payments on more than $ 50 million in debt until 201. the plan still has to be a everybody proked by the city's creditors. berkeley's city council has delayed a vote on a proposal to use taxpayer money to pay for sex change operations for city
employees of the proposal calls for $20,000 to be set aside every year for gender r eassignment surgery. but some residents argue that city leadership focused on more pressing financial issues. a vote is scheduled for f ebruary 15th. it appears meg whitman is r esurfacing. whitman is set to make her first public apeeks -- public appearance since losing the race to jerry brown. and that appearance will happen tomorrow at the harvard club in san francisco. the sold-out event is limited to 20 young female alumni according to the club's website. whitman is set to appear at a round table meeting on j anuary 21. she will speak to 50 to 100 female victims and e ntrepreneurs. no media is allowed at either event. we are expecting a big announcement from joe leiberman today after four terms, the
democrat, turned independent, reportedly will not seek a fifth term. he's expected to make the announcement later today in his home town of stanford connecticut. the fate of seven schools in the mount diablo school district will be debated tonight. the district is considering closing schools to save $ 1.5 million a year. schools that could be affected include glenbrook middle, s ilverwood elementary, holbrook elementary, ren avenue elementary and monty gardens in concord. sequoia middle and sequoia el m entry schools in pleasant hill could also be closed. trustees are expected to vote on the plan on february 8th. university of san francisco aradio -- san francisco's radio station is diamonding answers after its programming abruptly went off the air. the former spot, 90.3 f.m. was sold by the university. but the radio staff says they were not sold about the deal
until minutes before their signal went dead. kusf will now onlien ailable online. the station has00 volunteers. they plan to discuss the -- has 200 volunteers. they plan to discuss the matter tonight. a decision could come today whether the paint 0 job on a s an -- whether the paint job on a pizza shop can stay. pizza orgasmica is scheduled to open next weekthere are complaints that the vibrant yellow bryant is too bright. we talk -- yellow paint is too bright. we talked to some people about it. >> i love it. i think it's awesome. they revamped the old building. i think it's great. >> city planners say there's no specific color requirements for downtown buildings but if the change is pretty significant is may -- it may come under review. there have been complainting about the -- complaints about the restaurant's racy name but the city has no say in that.
let's check in with sal to see what's happening on the roads. >> hey, tori, the south bay is really slow all over the place. almost every freeway. let's go to 280 northbound. we did have a minor crash, 280 northbound at the lawrence expressway. but that's not the reason for this slow down. a lot of people all going at the same time, 85 is slow, 101 is slow. in fact, we have a live picture of 101 getting up in through san jose. it's also very slow. even getting to the south bay out of pleasant through true from monton the sunol grade is going to be backed up -- backed up. if you are an optimism you can say a lot after -- you can say a lot of people have jobs. there's certainly a lot of trouble getting there. at 8:3. let's go to steve. sal, thank you. sunshine i give to you and a few high clouds, most of the fog has disappear. there there's a patch or two on the san mateo/santa cruz coastline. more out towards the sacramento valley and the salinas cote l
ine. from us, a car cry from the past couple of mornings. the wind has not -- not for everyone. there are a few locations that are calm. windy in the hills tonight and tomorrow. sunny, mild, 60s now for everybody. seven to ten-day outlook. i could just put a january outlook. more sunshine, less fog. little or no rain. we don't see it right now. it looks like high pressure w ants to hang out in california and much of the west coast. systems are digging down from the pacific coast. 46 mountain view, san jose at 45. concord is 45. they were 51, 5 for a while. with then the wind tailed off. you can see them push right there up -- i have to get on my toes to get up there and drive straight on down. fog doesn't have a chance when the wind picks up. so patchy fog again.
i keep it out to the valley. it start -- it will start to erode. the sierra nevada could look at scattered light precipitation as we get towards the weekend but not for us. we'll just see some wind and higher clouds. your forecast, we say goodbye to most of the fog. today, patchy fog, then mostly fair. sunshine, occasionally some higher clouds. sunny, breezy. 60s. not as warm by the coast because there is more of a west wind compared to the east- northeast that they had in big sur. even mid-60s for some. low 60s for everybody. peninsula, east bay, dollar valley. it looks like wind and sunshine all over as it takes us into friday. a few high clouds and more wind on the weekend. >> 20 minutes before 9:00. tests are underway in wisconsin this morning after 200 cows were found dead on a farm. the dead cows were discovered friday in stockton, wisconsin,
that's about 90 miles from green bay. the cows were removed from the farm by semitrucks. the do not pose a threat. they are not under quarantine. some say pneumonia may be the problem. scientists looking at a way to reduce shark attacks say they may be color blind. they say the retinas of sharks can own -- can measure color but it can't interpret it. they say that could lead to special clothing that would hide a swimmer or surfer. 8:41. they are saying enough is e nough. today workers at napa state mental hospital step up their campaign for better on the-the job protection. a new medical breakthrough.
police officer was forted to shoot and kill an officer. it happened during a struggle. police say the suspect ran from a car that was pulled over on san pablo dam road. the officer opened fire after police say the suspect reached for a gun. right now, president obama is meeting with china's president at the white house. they are about to begin a m eeting with u.s. business l eaders in just a couple of minutes. a short time ago, the white house announced will be buying $ 45 billion. breaking news that involves last year's mine disaster in west virginia. federal investigators say a small methane gas emission f ueled by a lot of excessive coal dust triggered that deadly blast. 29 miners were killed in that explosion last april. new questions about s creening procedures at los angeles schools after a gun
went off inside a backpack and injured two students this morning. the district's incoming superintendent says the school failed to do enough random searches. a 15-year-old girl shot in the head is in critical condition this morning. a 15-year-old boy who suffered a neck injury has been upgraded to good condition. a 17-year-old who had the gun will likely face charges of assault with a deadly weapon. the fbi is searching for who left a boom aen ho the route of a martin luther king day parade in spokane, washington. a backpack was found monday morning with an explosive device inside. the discovery of the bomb forced organizers to change the route of the parade. the fbi says this bomb was fully functional -- and it would have killed a lot of people if it went off. on monday, someone vandalized a facebook page h onoring dr. king. the page was filled with racist images and messages. the page is hosted by the
martin luther king center in atlanta. a spokesperson says he wishes most people spent monday remembering dr. king's dream and not spreading online hey threat. more protection is demanded now following incidents. here's tara with more. >> reporter: in about two hours, a group of psychiatric technicians and other work es will be marching in front -- marching in the front gate. those are in memory of a worker who died here last fall after she was attacked by a patient. did you know donna cross? >> i did. she was a wonderful person and
a wonderful technician. a lot of the patients loved working with her. >> and hee -- and she was a ttacked and strangled? >> yes, in october. >> and you had another attack after that. >> we had several attacks right after that. we had a psyche tech strangled and had to be transferred to the hospital. another custodian that was b eaten slowly and a recreation therapist beaten and had to be lifeflighted to santa rosa. >> it's a scary situation. our main goal is to bring safety now which is our campaign and awareness to the headquarters and this current administration at the hospital level. >> reporter: now, officials say a large number of patients with a history of criminal violence have been committed to california department facilities in the last decade
and those numbers have reportedly quadrupled over the last couple of years. it's amazing and completely u nsafe. >> nothing has changed since this hospital became forensic in '96. >> reporter: all right. thank you for joining us. i appreciate it we're here live in napa, back to you. >> thank you. well, our time is now 8:49. planned parenthood is back in -- parenthood is back in san francisco -- they cut ties with gold gate because of allegations of mismanagement. as a result, the clinic was not allowed to use the o rganization's name or resource. planted parenthood pacific has stepped in to take over the
golden gate's territory. the new clinic will begin to see patients next week. there is also a report out showing an improvement in california's green sector. it found the green sector gained 3% between 2008 and 2009. employment up 1%. we did check in with one sacramento light rail manufacturer who said the growth is evident. the last two years we've added 150 jobs and we have 200 more to come. we're doing so using green p ower -- green pour such as solar everything in. now a report by a research organization says san francisco shows the most improvement. that region showed 109% as far as an increase since 1995. ten minutes before 9:00. uc berkeley is seeing a record number of out of state and international applicants for next fall. the university says out of state applications went up by
more than 800 students. international applications also increased with a difference of00 from last year. in all, cal received 53,000 applications for the 2011 fall semester. roughly 2600 more than last year and the freshmen class usually has about 4100 students. stanford has announced its guest speaker for the upcoming commencement ceremony. mexican president felipe call derhone. he was elected in 2006 to a s ix-year term as president. stanford says his commitment to finding solutions to a number of global and national problems will be particularly meaningful for its graduates. a simple blood test may help predict alzheimer's 'before the symptoms show. researchers checked in the blood of elderly pap are parent -- participants. those with low blood levels s howed more doingny -- cognitive
decline indicating the protein may be depositing in the brain. but researchers find even in those people exercising the mind post poved the onset of alzheimer's and lex i pro may help eliminate hot flashes. the study included 200 m iddle- aged women would were having about ten hot flashes a day. it also dropped for the placido group. eight minutes before 9:00. a big announcement from tiger woods just a short time ago. the tournament he's expected to take part inner with hasn't been seen for the past two years.
personal problems. he's won the last two times he's played there. lance armstrong is declining to comment on new doping allegations by "sports illustrated." he was repeatedly asked about the report which came out yesterday. he only responded by saying he has nothing to worry about. he's currently in australia competing in the tour down under race. last year he faced similar
allegations after floyd landis accused him of doping. very interesting piece of at did the work if you drive by the palo alto art house. it's made of the twigs and sapling of various trees. the artist ate work has been featured all over the world. this particular project is set to be featured this friday. you can go in and take a tour of the sculpture. very interesting. one more time we want to check in with sal. still busy this late in the commute. >> we just had an oil spill reported in san francisco at the corn of -- at the corner of california and polk. let's go out and take a look at what we have. look how slow that is. we-- we've had a couple of accidents on the way. 880 northbound is also slow from the coliseum all the way up to downtown oakland for the most part.
there's some good spots there. even 101 san francisco is slow in both directions. now let's go to steve. sal, thank you. some patchy low clouds. that's about it. a little chilly for some, especially up toward san jose. it is sunny. the fog has been pushed out to the sacramento valley and also down to the salinas valley. we had mostly sunny skies. breezy. we'll take that into thursday and friday and there's no rain in this sight. >> i like that 70 on friday. >> yes. >> yes. >> 71 in santa cruz yesterday. all right. that will do it for us, e veryone. thanks for watching. >> bye now.